Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, December 1959
The report continued.
"The membership of the society is 134. During the year nine new members joined and four resigned.
"While the total number of accessions, 183, is lower this year, it includes some very valuable material, one of which is 45 volumes of the F. G. Gibbs diary (1883–1952).
"The work of the records committee has made steady progress and the regular Monday evenings have been well maintained. Cataloguing and cross indexing occupies a great amount of time.
"Newspaper cuttings have all been mounted and are being indexed, and the compilation of an index to Broad's Jubilee History of Nelson has been started. This has been badly needed and should be of great value.
"Several steel filing cabinets have been purchased during the year and these have been of great assistance. Time consuming and tedious work falls on the shoulders of the members of the records committee in searching for information asked for by members of the public."